• Vendex Midlands 2016 review

    By Vending International on April 23, 2016
    Following another sell-out event, Vendex Midlands has been hailed as “the go-to show for the industry.”   Show director Phil Reynolds commented: “What a show! It was busy busy busy. The popularity of this format is a clear testament to just how important the show has become for the vending industry, and to the stature of Vendex as a true […]
  • Pan-European vending innovation

    By Vending International on April 12, 2016
        The 2016 edition of annual trade show Venditalia takes place in Milan next month. Vending International takes a look at what visitors can expect from this internationally acclaimed vending and coffee exhibition DATE Wednesday 4 May – Saturday 7 May 2016   TRAVEL & ACCOMODATION Venditalia 2016 is located at the Fieramilanocity exhibition and conference centre. The venue […]
  • Sugar tax: sense or scapegoating?

    By Vending International on April 11, 2016
    On 16 March, Chancellor George Osbourne announced the budget for the coming year. He simultaneously announced the introduction of a tax aimed at high sugar drinks. VI explores the facts and implications for the vending industry The Facts There will be two tax bands – one for products with more than 5g of sugar per 100ml, and one for drinks […]
  • Keeping your vending business safe from cyber criminals

    By Vending International on March 9, 2016
    According to a PriceWaterhouseCoopers survey sponsored by the Department for Business Innovation and Skills, becoming a victim of a hack or breach costs smaller firms with fewer than 250 employees between £65,000 and £115,000. Justin Gould, director at specialist chartered broker Clear Insurance, explained in the latest issue of VI how vending operators can safeguard their business from a cyber […]
  • Hospital vending: does it always have to be the bad guy?

    By Vending International on March 1, 2016
    Joe Harvey is a consultant for the Health Education Trust. With a health education management and teaching background that spans 25 years, his expertise and membership has influenced health education and policy change on both a European and international platform. “We all know from personal experience that food services in hospitals do not always offer the very best of examples […]
  • HUMAN releases complete guide on the vending machine business

    By Vending International on December 11, 2015
    Leading Nutrition Distribution Platform HUMAN (Helping Unite Mankind and Nutrition), America’s leading distributor of better-for-you foods for the office, today released a complete guide to starting a vending machine business. Developed by HUMAN CEO, Sean Kelly, who has more than twelve years of experience in the vending machine industry, the resource provides critical information for people looking to start their […]
  • The new €10 banknote – A brief interview with Ton Roos, Director Banknotes, ECB

    By vendinginternational on June 2, 2014
    Q. How are preparations going for the introduction of the new €10 banknotes in September? Ton Roos: We’ll be introducing the new €10 banknotes on 23 September this year as part of our ongoing efforts to keep euro banknotes secure against counterfeiting and to ensure that the 334 million people across the euro area continue to have confidence in their […]
  • ‘No Option!’ Paul Ure can’t imagine business without Vendman…

    By vendinginternational on June 11, 2012
    There was an advertising slogan once that went like this: ‘the answer’s yes, now what’s the question?’ Look no further; there’s no other phrase comes even close to crystallising the business ethos at Options Management. Their outlook here is not so much ‘can do’, as ‘will do.’ Options Management founder and Managing Director Paul Ure is one of the best-known […]
  • Taking a bigger slice of the out of home market

    By vendinginternational on February 7, 2012
    Vending gives the high street a run for its money Faulty machines serving substandard hot beverages saw vending lose out to the high street some years ago; the choice was ‘warm and wet’ from a vending machine or fresh and full from a coffee shop. A no brainer for the consumer, it’s taken a while to change that perception. The […]
  • Reviews from the Top-International Paper Foodservice Europe

    By vendinginternational on February 7, 2012
    2011 saw a change in International Paper Foodservice’s approach to the vending industry.  Having served this sector for over 50 years in the USA, and being renowned for our innovation, we decided to raise the bar higher and give the UK vending market the opportunity to replicate the High Street coffee shop experience even more. We have steered some of […]